Oscar Wilde once said “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”
Sorry Oscar, here at North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery this is simply not the case. With changing technologies, cosmetic surgery has become a reality where both men and women’s faces represent their autobiography— albeit an autobiography that reflects how they feel on the inside: youthful, vibrant and confident. It’s no longer fiction: fake or untrue. When it comes to cosmetic surgery for men and women, “natural” is the word, especially with Chicago-based, facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis, who has forged his surgical career on a single-minded focus on natural-looking results.
Furthermore, while cosmetic surgery in the past was almost entirely associated with the female sex, that stigma is changing—and fast. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic surgery treatments performed on men, including both surgical and non-surgical, grew 22% from 2000 to 2012. So what type of procedures are men gravitating towards? The top five surgical procedures performed on men in 2012 were rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, liposuction, chest reduction and facelift surgery. In that same twelve year interval, the number of minimally invasive procedures performed on men grew by a staggering 66%, with Botox injections taking the cake with a whopping 314% increase.